2015 TA Online

Thinking Allowed Online is an avenue for writers including non-Aliran members to express themselves on current issues. The views expressed need not necessarily reflect Aliran’s official position.

Tunku Abdul Aziz has a credibility problem

The country leadership and institutions are going through a credibility crisis and Tunku Abdul Aziz's  statement does not help to resolve the situation, says Ronald...

Democracy without freedom is a sham democracy

In a democracy, the minority should never be at the mercy of the ruling party, asserts Abdul Rashid Hanafi.What is democracy? One of...

Right to dissent a prerequisite for progress

For our society/nation and its institutions to be strengthened, there must be dissent and the freedom to question, to doubt, to probe, to criticise...

Haze, haze go away

As the environment becomes choked with haze, the blame game begins. But instead of knee-jerk reactions, long-term efforts are needed, writes Adrian Lee.It...

#Merdeka@the dot-com era

We need to strive towards making Malaysia into “a haven of peace, harmony and happiness”, by being “brave…fair…and just, says Adrian Lee.In 2015,...

Bersih 4 – Numbers will be the deciding factor

P Ramakrishan recalls a question a friend once posed: When the authorities draw a line and declare that you can’t cross it, what could...

Merdeka for real

Damian Denis wrote this reflection as he pondered over the coming Merdeka celebrations.Ringgit is down to RM4.25 to the US dollar. Lawlessness (at Lowyat)...

Patriotism, nationalism and merdeka-ism

To celebrate Merdeka as a nation, we need to be more inclusive and accepting of one another and reject exclusivism, says Adrian Lee.In...

In retrospect … Bersih 3 @ London

Leena Mohan was taken aback to see a Malaysian embassy without the Malaysian flag at the Bersih 3 rally in London.On 28 April...

Dear Malaysia, the next generation needs you

Is it a brain drain Malaysia is experiencing - or a heart drain, wonders Cheah Wui Jia in an open letter to her future...

Truth is the greatest enemy of dictators

We have had enough of our leaders' hypocrisy, enough of their lies, enough of their intimidation, enough of their taqiyyah (deception), writes Abdul Rashid...

In the land of the blind, ignorance is bliss

Those who do not admit their ignorance are in compound ignorance; they swallow hook, line and sinker any crap thrown in their direction, laments...

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